SEASON FIVE 2012 ANNOUNCED AT 16th STREET
BERWYN, NOVEMBER 15, 2011 – 16th Street Theater announces its Season Five 2012: Love, Faith and the Unknown at its Sneak Peek Season Preview on Saturday, December 3 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM at Berwyn Cultural Center, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn. This is a FREE event with wine, desserts and excerpts from plays by Eric Pfeffinger, Tanya Saracho, Will Dunne, Julie Ganey, Tony Fitzpatrick and Arlene Malinowski.
Did we miss it? When the new Millenium occured, what happened to our spirit? Did we become too engrossed in fear to see a new vision, a new way? 2012; some say it’s the end of the world. Some say the beginning of a new era.
We say we’re all in this together… may as well enjoy the ride!
Our pursuit can’t simply be economic in nature. We are more than that, aren’t we? In our Season Five we explore love and faith through the unknown. Devoting ourselves to intellectual and imaginary pursuits. And a whole lotta love.
SEASON FOUR 2012 – Love, Faith and the Unknown
by Eric Pfeffinger
January 12 – February 19 Press Open Jan 19
Directed by Kevin Christopher Fox
A comedy about faith, friendship and the end of the world.
Richard and Kim believe in God. Amy and Paul don’t. So when they all get together to hang out the same weekend the world happens to end, things get kind of awkward. “Eric Pfeffinger’s remarkable new play is a revelation in more ways than one…an original, brilliantly intelligent and laudably ambitious new script.” — Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
ENFRASCADA: A Hoodoo Comedy of Jarring Proportions
by Tanya Saracho
April 5 – May 12 Press Open April 12
Directed by Keira Fromm
When a terrible split turns Alicia’s world upside down, she turns to Folk Magic to heal her suffering. With the help of her friends and some enchanting magi, Alicia mines the underworlds of Brujeria, Santeria and Hoodoo for magic recipes, age-old traditions and ancient jar spells looking for a cure. Based on real and extended exchanges with practitioners of each craft, Enfrascada explores one of the best-kept secrets in the Latino community. From the author of Kita y Fernanda and Our Lady of the Underpass.
LOVE AND DROWNING
A world premiere by Will Dunne
Sept 20 – Oct 27 Press open Sept 27
Directed by Ann Filmer
Ella and Hank Harding have drowned. Or have they? After a boating accident that left them both clinically dead, the resuscitated couple now find themselves at a strange remote institute where life isn’t what it used to be. An ode to Chekhov, Beckett, and Rod Serling, Love and Drowning explores the phenomenon of near-death experience and its impact on people’s lives. From the author of The Ascension of Carlotta.
Tony and Arlene return to 16th Street to complete their trilogies!
While Julie Ganey (from Dental Society) discovers the challenges of neighborly love…
It’s all part of
WORDS IN MOTION 2012
LOVE THY NEIGHBOR… ‘TIL IT HURTS
written and performed by Julie Ganey
directed by Megan Shuchman
July 5 – 14, 2012
Julie Ganey’s “bristling, thoughtful, heartfelt response to an NPR piece by Ira Glass about real estate and the recession — a story that essentially dissed the Rogers Park block where Ganey, her husband and their young daughter live in a modest house.” – Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times
NICKEL HISTORY: The Nation of Heat
written and performed by Tony Fitzpatrick
directed by Ann Filmer
July 19 – Aug 5, 2012
at Steppenwolf Garage!
Tony’s third piece in his trilogy which began with This Train followed by Stations Lost
ALL KINDS OF CRAZY
written and performed by Arlene Malinowski
author of What Does the Sun Sound Like and Aiming for Sainthood
directed by Will Rogers
Aug 9 – 18, 2012
Arlene also ends her trilogy at 16th Street. A very true tale about a wedding, a funeral, a secret and xanax.
Season Five 2012
Accidental Rapture by Eric Pfeffinger Jan 12 – Feb 18
Enfrascada: A Hoodoo Comedy of Jarring Proportions by Tanya Saracho April 5 – May 12
Love and Drowning by Will Dunne Sept 20 – Oct 27
WORDS IN MOTION 2012
Love Thy Neighbor… Til It Hurts by Julie Ganey July 5 – 14
Nickel History by Tony Fitzpatrick July 19 – Aug 5
All Kinds of Crazy by Arlene Malinowski Aug 9 – 18
16TH STREET THEATER
Recognized by the Chicago Reader as Chicago’s Best Emerging Theater 2009, 16th Street Theater is located 17 minutes from downtown Chicago at the Berwyn Cultural Center, 6420 16th Street, Berwyn, IL 60402. Just west of Ridgeland, the theater is one mile southwest of the Austin exit off the Eisenhower Expressway/290 and the Austin Blue line. There is free parking in the lot one block west at 16th and Gunderson.